Boss's praise for Alfie

MILLERS chief Andy Scott saluted Adam Le Fondre after his return to form at Aldershot Town on Saturday.

Recalled to the side, the striker struck twice as the Millers came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in their final away game. It took his tally for the season to 24.

Scott said: "Alfie did well. He was more energetic and he and (strike partner) Tom Pope caused them problems.

"He had four or five good chances and that's because he was available for us to give him the ball in the right areas. His team-mates appreciate that."

Scott is still waiting for his first win after four games in charge but says the team he inherited from Ronnie Moore did well to fight their way back.

"They dug in. At 2-0 they could have folded but they grasped the opportunity and were determined to respond and that shows the mental strength that we're looking for."

Despite the point, the Millers have won only one of their last 13 games and Saturday's result finally made it mathematically impossible to get into the play-offs.

Despite that, they can still have a say on who finishes in the top seven when play-off hopefuls Torquay United visit Don Valley Stadium on Saturday.

The seasiders need a win to be sure of a place in the end-of-season shoot-out.